I was so pleased with the DIY project on our back patio! I stained the concrete to look like tile. We used painter's tape to create the look of grout lines, and we used a concrete stain from Lowe's to stain the concrete. For a step by step tutorial, just click on the link below.
Commented on May 22, 2012
How do you get the "grout" lines on the concrete? I love the look and we are pouring a slab
Straw Bale Gardening is essentially container gardening, without the cost of a container or the planting mix to fill it. Just buy a bale of straw, go through the "conditioning" process
and plant, then water, then harvest, it is about that simple. Get the full details at www.strawbalegardens.com
Commented on Apr 18, 2012
Hay bales would result in lots of weeds and grass growing in them because hay has the seed
tops - straw is the dried stalks and therefore has no seeds that would grow and interfere with your plantings. I am going to try straw bales this year. We have a short growing season here in Northern Maine and I think this would work great!